Showing posts from January, 2024

Navigating Complex Family Real Estate matters: The Granny Grunt Situation

Let's delve into a scenario that might resonate with many families—the Granny Grunt Situation.  Granny Grunt has left behind a legacy—a sprawling 240-acre farm and four remarkable children. However, a rift has emerged among the siblings regarding the fate of the property. While three are inclined to sell, the fourth is adamant about preserving the family farm. This divergence has escalated to the point where legal counsel has been sought, and discussions of a partition suit loom ominously. In my extensive 30-years in real estate, I have encountered numerous delicate family situations akin to the Granny Grunt dilemma. The crux lies not just in the intricacies of the assets but in the emotional dynamics at play. Despite the challenges, I've been able to guide families through these complex scenarios. Understanding that such situations require both a seasoned perspective and empathetic guidance, I offer my expertise to those grappling with familial disagreements over farms, buildi

Want to Earn Favors?

We all appreciate calling in a favor from time to time, but how do we earn them?   Recently, I visited with a valued client who is on the brink of retiring from his sales career, he shared a worthy insight with me. He expressed his commitment to mentoring a new generation of sales professionals and emphasized a key principle for success in the industry: proactively engaging in acts of kindness and favors for customers, clients, and vendors. His rationale was simple yet profound – you never know when you might find yourself in need of a favor.   The significance of his advice struck me personally when he reached out to me for advice at his place of business. Admittedly, I initially approached the situation with a hint of reluctance. However, as our meeting concluded, he casually mentioned that the property he occupied would likely be sold in the near future. Furthermore, he expressed a desire to recommend me as the ideal agent to handle the transaction.   I was genuinely tak